Posted: 29/12/2013 at 13:05
I had a touch of hypothermia on The Wall - got into the last checkpoint, realised I was really cold and couldn't stop chattering teeth, also felt quite confused. Luckily they had a space heater so I ate something, stuck myself in front of it for a while and stuck on a thicker top for the last bit. Gave me a fright, and probably the biggest wake-up I've had in terms of looking after yourself.
The Kamleika tops are great - I've got a jacket and it just plain does the job. Not the lightest or smallest, but if I wanted the surety of knowing I'd be weatherproof that's what I'd take.
I picked up an Inov-8 thin quilted pull-on (Thermoshell?) over the summer - I've used it a bit, though I think it comes into it's own in the proper cold - very impressed with it.